A 40/45 is not recommended for stopping a bear, but if I gotta pick between the two i guess id go 45. May I suggest a glock 20 or 10mm 1911? Not much more snappy than a 40/45 and way more powerful with the full loads. If you like the sr40, why not go sr45 and get a couple more rounds than the 1911. I have the sr45 and love it but have heard good things also about the sr40 and sr1911. Both should be reliable. Im sure plenty of intelligent advice soon follows.
Last edited by jjones45; 09-14-2013 at 03:50 AM.